A 52-year-old Japanese man with a slow-growing chondroma originating from the sternal bone was referred to our hospital. A subtotal resection of the sternum was performed, hereafter termed the "sandwich method," and an originally designed prosthesis made from ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene and Marlex mesh was used for reconstruction. The postoperative course was uneventful without any symptoms due to paradoxical movement of the chest or regional abscess, and no disturbance in the movement of the upper limbs, such as a surgical sequelae, was observed.
- Marlex mesh
- Sandwich method
- sternal reconstruction
- ultra-highmolecular-weight polyethylene
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